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Safer Internet Day: Police and Crime Commissioner visits Cockermouth School

Mr McCall speaking to some of the Sixth Form Students about Internet Safety (Stephanie Gate Y12, Ruben Sailor Y12 and Kieran McBride Y13)

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall, attended Cockermouth School on Tuesday 6 February to see first-hand what activities the students had planned for Safer Internet Day 2018, which also falls within Hate Crime Awareness Week.

As part of the visit, Mr McCall was introduced to students who take the lead on matters such as internet safety, anti-bullying, and raising awareness of hate-crime.

Peter McCall during lunch with members of staff, and students.

Peter McCall said: “Firstly, I must say a big ‘thank you’ to the staff and students at Cockermouth School for organising my visit today, I was really impressed with everyone I met; their professionalism, enthusiasm and passion shone through.

“I am committed to giving our young people in Cumbria a voice, and take as many opportunities as I can to get out and about to meet them and hear first-hand what their concerns and issues are, and importantly, learn what we can do to improve youth engagement. As communities we all need to work together to keep people safe, and it is reassuring to hear and see how much proactive work is going on.”

Dr Rob Petrie Headteacher, Mr Alan Rankin Governor, Mr McCall and Mr Steve Milledge Assistant Headteacher.

Reflecting on the visit, Headteacher Dr Petrie said “We are delighted and proud of our achievements at Cockermouth School and it was a pleasure to share these with Mr McCall.  He was delighted to see so many students and staff committed to keeping each other safe, and was impressed by the schools approach to physical security, cyber security and the general level of safeguarding activity we undertake.  Our students, once again did us proud, and were great ambassadors for the school.”

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